Fiddle solo, recorded privately on aluminum acetate. Coleman recorded four sides for a collector towards the end of his career, two of which are on the Coleman CD The Enduring Magic. This medley of jigs was duplicated by Longford/NYC fiddler Paddy Reynolds on a CD released shortly before his death a few years ago. Girls of Bainbridge is a tune from O'Neill's, also recorded by Paddy Killoran and His Pride of Erin Orchestra; Cherish the Ladies is here heard in a two part version which was called the Pathway to the Well in a tunebook compiled by Mayo/NYC fiddler John McGrath, and it is this title which is now in currency. Coleman's student Hugh Gillespie recorded it as Master Crowley's Favorite. Coleman also recorded the multiple part version of Cherish the Ladies.
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The original title of the first jig was "The Girls of Banbridge," after the town in Co. Down. Bainbridge Avenue in the Bronx, the main street of a long-time Irish emigrant neighborhood, probably influenced the change of name.